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Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:13 am
by Datadog
Here we are at the final round! For this tournament, I'll be pitting all four games against each other in different matches. Same rules apply as last time, so let's take a look at these four finalists for BEST VACATION HOTSPOT IN A SIERRA GAME! (Click the thumbnails to enlarge if my text isn't legible enough.)

Postcard_KQ7.png
Postcard_QFG5.png

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Postcard_GK1.png


(For the purposes for this fight, I'll refer to KQ7 as Etheria and GK1 as New Orleans, but the whole game counts in your vote.)

So here we go! Where are we vacationing as soon as technology permits us to digitize into Sierra games?

FINAL ROUND! FIGHT!

1. Etheria vs. New Orleans
2. Silmaria vs. La Costa Lotta
3. New Orleans vs. Silmaria
4. La Costa Lotta vs. Etheria
5. Etheria vs. Silmaria
6. New Orleans vs. La Costa Lotta

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:58 am
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
1. Etheria
2. Silmaria
3. Silmaria
4. Etheria
5. Etheria
6. La Costa Lotta

Love your tourism artwork! Very creative.

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:38 am
by BBP
:lol: Great job Datadog, as usual!

1. New Orleans
2. La Costa Lotta
3. New Orleans
4. Etheria
5. Etheria
6. New Orleans

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:17 am
by JasefWisener
1. Etheria
2. Silmaria
3. New Orleans
4. Etheria
5. Silmaria
6. New Orleans

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:43 am
by Tawmis
First let me say those screen shots are BOSS! :D

Datadog wrote:FINAL ROUND! FIGHT!
1. Etheria vs. New Orleans
2. Silmaria vs. La Costa Lotta
3. New Orleans vs. Silmaria
4. La Costa Lotta vs. Etheria
5. Etheria vs. Silmaria
6. New Orleans vs. La Costa Lotta


1. Etheria wins for me; simply because it has actual magical places to visit.
2. La Costa Lotta wins for me, because it's a safer place, and it has that redhead in the pool.
3. New Orleans wins for me, because it seems safer. (Though that may not always be true...)
4. La Costa wins for me, because it has the redhead.
5. Etheria wins for me, because it has magic! (And it's safer?)
6. La Costa Lotta wins for me, because of the redhead!

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:29 am
by Rath Darkblade
1. New Orleans
2. Silmaria
3. Silmaria
4. La Costa Lotta
5. Silmaria
6. New Orleans

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:59 pm
by Datadog
1. New Orleans
Because making those postcards made me realize GK1 can be a week-long art class if I play it right.

2. Silmaria
Silmaria has more beaches and real food. Gyros > tacos.

3. Silmaria
Silmaria over GK1 because it's more open-world and I just remembered it comes with an airship.

4. La Costa Lotta
Because I don't think Lady Ceres would appreciate me roasting marshmallows and drinking beer in her forest.

5. Silmaria
In two magical worlds, only one actually has a magic shop where I can learn spells.

6. New Orleans
This is a tough call, but I'm opting for GK1 because it has both a relaxing mountain getaway and a rich, snake party night life.

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:37 pm
by Tawmis
Datadog wrote:Because I don't think Lady Ceres would appreciate me roasting marshmallows and drinking beer in her forest.


If you know what I mean...
:lol:

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:06 pm
by Datadog
I didn't forget about this thread; I just wanted to give the final round a couple extra weeks. The voting's still open in case anyone new wants to chime in, but...

The Results For Now:

Etheria = 9
Silmaria = 10
La Costa Lotta = 7
New Orleans = 10


As usual, there's a draw, but in the case of this contest... I'm giving it to Silmaria and New Orleans as Sierra's prime vacation getaways. Both worlds (as well as the runner-ups from the previous rounds) are rich in memorable characters, scenic locations and fun, breathable atmospheres. And the design work went that extra mile, so that if the player looks past the puzzles and dangers, a stay spent in these worlds can still be enriching and eventful.

Votes are still open, and you can still change the tournament's outcome. I don't know if I'll start another tournament anytime soon, but suggestions are welcome. I think I already did Best Hero, Villain, Sidekick, Backgrounds, Music, Puzzles, and Easter Eggs, and BBP got Deaths. So we'll see.

Re: Tournament: Best Sierra Game Vacation! (Final Round!)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:01 am
by Rath Darkblade
How about Best "Spear Carrier" (i.e. one-joke character that turned out to be slightly more)? For instance, Ali Chica from QfG2 (who sells you a compass and a map, and tries to sell you more stuff that's slightly less useful); or the junk dealers from QfG3.

Or how about Best "Starscream" (i.e. character who, at first glance, is the villain, but turns out to be not so)? For instance, the Demon Wizard in QfG3, or Baba Yaga / Katrina in QfG4. ;)